Monday, July 7, 2008

Gates in Medina

This entrance makes definately a statement, and the garden behind is full of interesting, huge, modern sculptures. Nothing for the cottage-gardeners...

This morning, I had a lovely walk following the "Points trail" through Clyde Hill to Yarrow Point, Hunts Point and Evergreen Point. From there the trail took me to Medina, an area with amazingly large gardens and houses. Many of them can't be seen from the road, you just can imagine what is hiding behind the large expanses of lawns, huge trees and meticously kept plantings. The houses represent all styles, from old traditional to really bold modern ones - some of which are really beautiful (and some downright ugly...). Anyway, here's a collection of gates that I found either interesting and/or beautiful!

A sober and quite elegant gate, with a beautiful drive surrounded by mature trees and an evergreen hedge. I wonder how the house looks like?

A beautifully carved, neglegted old gate. The fence is gone since long and moss is covering the gate. Where did it lead in the past? Nothing seems to be behind it, only weeds and overgrown bushes.

French chateau-style, anybody? Maybe the house is a miniature of Versailles...? (These gates are at least 3m high).

Gates with Edvardian touch, with a small gatekeepers house behind. Beautifully executed in timber.


Fundera grönt said...

Hej! Hittade just hit via en annan blogg! Kommer kika in igen!

The Intercontinental Gardener said...

Vad roligt! nu är jag nyfiken och undrar vilken skola du studerar i...?

Philip Bewley said...

I love the old neglected gate. There must be a story there.
And the modern gate is incredible! Wow!